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A famous little family eatery where the seafood practically gets shuffled from the sea straight into your mouth. Soups and salads include many seafood specialties, including cioppino, chowders, crab Louie and cheese breads. Fish 'n' chips come w/ various fish. Seafood sandwiches with shrimp, tuna or crab, as well as burgers. Dinners like pan fried oysters, fillets of salmon or halibut, sautéed scallops.

Lincoln City’s only resort hotel built right on the beach with all oceanfront rooms - nestled against a rugged cliffside overlooking a soft, sandy beach. Dine in penthouse restaurant and bar, for casual meal or candlelight dinner. An array of seafood specialties, juicy steaks and other Northwest favorites, including decadent Sunday buffet. Rooms range from bedrooms to studios to 1-bedroom suites with microwaves and refrigerators to full kitchens. Also, wi-fi, spa, saunas, exercise room and year-round heated swimming pool. Kids will love the game room and easy beach access. Full-service conference/meeting rooms for that inspirational retreat; extensive wedding possibilities.

There will not be another property built like this in Cannon Beach in our lifetimes. Rare, premiere ocean front location; handsome, dramatic architecture and tasteful, fun (nostalgic) beach interiors. Overlooks Haystack Rock. 100 percent smoke free. Imaginative special occasion packages. Massive wood burning lobby fireplace. Library w/ fireplace, stocked with impressive book collection. Pet and family friendly. Lavish continental buffet breakfast. In-room fireplaces, mini-kitchens. Jacuzzi tubs in select rooms. DVD players, complimentary movies. Morning paper. Warm cookies.

the finest in luxury condominium lodging. Every unit is focused on the beauty of the sea and the beach.

For over 80 years a favorite of Seaside visitors. 51 oceanfront condos, individually owned and decorated. Suites for couples, small apartments with fireplaces and kitchenettes, one or two bed family units with fireplaces, kitchens and dining rooms. Oceanview cottages sleep anywhere from two to eight, w/ two bedrooms, some with lofts, fireplaces and kitchens. Heated outdoor pool, enormous grounds w/ picnic tables - all at quiet southern end of Seaside.

20 gorgeous homes sleep up to 18; doubled that with some side-by-side homes. Some pet friendly. Cottages to massive homes; new oceanfront to renovated historic beach houses. All over central coast w/ Lincoln City, Otter Rock, Boiler Bay and Nye Beach. Long list of features, including barbecues, large decks, antique furnishings, wood stoves, gas fireplaces, hardwood floors, Jacuzzis and hot tubs. Most have movies, music, books. Gift basket w/ goodies in each

smaller homes with a view to a large house that sleeps 15. All are either oceanfront or just a few steps away – all with a low bank access and fantastic views. Most are in the Nelscott area; one is close to the casino. You’ll find a variety of goodies: fireplaces, multiple bedrooms, dishwashers, Jacuzzis, washer/dryers, hot tubs, cable TV, VCR, barbecues; there’s a loft in one, and another sprawling home has two apartments. Pets allowed in some homes – ask first. Each comes with complete kitchens. Most have seventh night free.

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A castle on the coast. Fine antiques, gourmet breakfast, luxury w/ ocean views, pet friendly. Social hour in the eve. Have to see to believe. East Ocean Rd., just north of the Arch Cape Tunnel. Arch Cape, Oregon (s. of Cannon Beach and Seaside). www.archcapehouse.com. 800-436-2848

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Huge Number of Whale Sightings and Pelicans on Oregon Coast

Published 01/21/2010

The male Brown Pelicans in Lincoln County are showing breeding colors on their necks (photo courtesy Whale Watch Center).

(Depoe Bay, Oregon) – A run of Brown Pelicans is making a splash in the Lincoln County area, while along the length of Oregon’s coast there are record numbers of whales being spotted.

The recent Whale Watch Week in December recorded unusually high whale sightings, setting various kinds of records.

“It was the highest visitor count in five years, and the highest number of whales spotted in five years,” said Morris Grover, head of the Whale Watch Center in Depoe Bay.

It was possibly an all time high for spotting the great watery beasts. Grover hadn’t received all the data yet, but the Whale Watching Spoken Here group so far had tabulated seeing 672 whales – about double the count of last year’s December whale program.

“We had 9,134 people come by.” Grover said of the visitor count, which was also much higher than usual.

The Whale Watch Center in Depoe Bay.

Great weather is the largest factor in all the whale sightings – and apparently the big turnout as well. If seas are calm, as they were that last week of December, the cetaceans will not be hard to spot. They also come a little closer to shore if the surf isn’t going too bonkers, adding to your chances of seeing more.

The whale count is still unusually high, thanks to an abundance of pleasant conditions in January. The Whale Watch Center in Depoe Bay keeps counting from its vantage point, and more than 230 have been spotted these weeks in January - and the month isn’t over yet.

However, you could see the difference when the storms start up.

“On December 30th we spotted 242 whales,” Grover said. “But on the 31st, we saw only two. That was when the storms started kicking in.”

Whale watching fun (courtesy Whale Watch Center).

One blustery day in mid-January the center spotted only two whales. The next day, as conditions cleared, 11 were spotted.

Grover said the sightings should be good for a few more days yet – depending on weather – but it will end before the month is over.

The southerly migration of whales happens as pregnant females head to the waters off Mexico to give birth in a warmer climate. They fatten up their young there, so the little ones can gain more blubber to survive in the colder waters near Alaska, and then they begin heading back up during March’s northerly migration.

An unusually large amount of Brown Pelicans is puzzling experts on the Oregon coast, primarily the central coast. Normally, you don’t see so many in so late in the season, said Newport’s Range Bayer, who organizes the Yaquina Birders and Naturalists.

Pelicans in great numbers on the coast.

“It is not rare to have Brown Pelicans in January,” Bayer said. “It is rare to have the large numbers in January that are being reported now.”

Bayer’s group reports that among the sightings have been 200 of the pelicans that were spotted at Seal Rock on January 8, 100 spotted at Yaquina Bay’s south jetty, and then 500 more spotted there a few days later. There were an estimated 300 to 400 hanging out in a spot nearby where it was hard to get an accurate count.

“At this point, we are just watching to see what happens,” Bayer said. “If it gets cold and wet, some pelicans may get frostbite like happened along the Oregon coast last winter. There have been cases of pelican frostbite along the East coast in the past, too, so they don't always migrate when they should.”

A whale near the seawall at Depoe Bay (photo courtesy Whale Watch Center)

It is speculated they may be trying to nest in Oregon.

“But I don't think Lincoln County has any suitable nesting habitat,” Bayer said.

Also unusual is the fact so many of the males are in “breeding plumage,” meaning the colors on their necks are changing to a black and white configuration – which has been humorously nicknamed a “tuxedo” on the birds.

Since the birds have already survived the apparently coldest parts of the season, as well as numerous windstorms, some in the group believe they’ll simply stick around until when they normally migrate back to this area.

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Perfect for large family vacations all the way down to a getaway lodging for two - with over 25 vacation rental homes to choose from. A breathtaking collection of craftsman or traditional beachfront homes, or oceanview houses – from one to seven bedrooms. In various areas of Lincoln City and overlooking the beach, with some in Depoe Bay. All kinds of amenities are available, like hot tubs, decks, BBQ, rock fireplaces, beamed ceilings and more. Some are new, some are historic charmers.

Dozens of homes in that dreamy, rugged stretch between Cannon Beach and Manzanita known as Arch Cape. Oceanfront and ocean view , or just a short walk from the sea.

Beautifully wooded natural setting at quiet south end of Cannon Beach. Great during winter storms with a new book by the fireplace – or when the sun is out for family fun and beach strolling. Handsome beach cottage-style architecture. Lush flowering gardens and naturalized courtyard pond. Warm, inviting guest rooms. Continental buffet breakfast. Warm Cookies. Family and Pet Friendly. Welcome gifts. Smoke-free. Complimentary Wireless Connectivity. Wine and book signing events.

Breathtaking high panoramic beach views from oceanfront rooms, spacious family suites & fully equipped cottages.  Known for gracious hospitality, the sparkling clean Sea Horse features a heated indoor pool, dramatic oceanfront spa, great whale watching, free deluxe continental breakfast, conference room, free casino shuttle & HBO.  Fireplaces, private decks and spas are available in select rooms.  Close to shops, golf, fishing & restaurants.  Pets are welcome in select rooms.  Senior discounts.  Kids 18 and under stay free in their parent's room.  Very attractive rates.
Free, fresh baked cookie upon check-in is just the start. All rooms beachfront and up against Lincoln City's most famous stretch of beach: the D River. Each room comes as a suite or mini-suite, and has a kitchen and balcony or patio. Some w/ gas fireplaces, while all have a DVD Players; movies to rent come with free popcorn. Heated indoor pool, a spa, and this fabulous beach is lit at night. Rooms sleep from two, four to six - including a deluxe fireplace suite. Gift certificates orspecial occasion packages
All rooms are immaculate and have TV’s, VCR’s and in-room phones w/ data ports. Oceanfronts have queen bed, a double hide-a-bed, kitchen, cozy firelog fireplace and private deck. Both types sleep up to four people. Others are appointed for a two-person romantic getaway, yet still perfect for those on a budget. Elaborate oceanfront Jacuzzi suite has two bedrooms, kitchen, double hide-a-bed, fireplace and private deck, sleeping as many as six. For family reunions or large gatherings such as weddings, some rooms can connect to create two-room and three-room suites. Some rooms pet friendly

Sumptuous indoor pool heated year round. Lovely ocean views come with many rooms. All units big, extremely comfortable, w/ special touches. Each room contains a microwave, refrigerator, in-room coffee makers, cable TV, and larger kitchen units are available as well. Free parking, choice of smoking or non-smoking rooms. Within walking distance to all of Yachats’ various amenities; short walk to the beaches
Literally over 100 homes available as vacation rentals – all distinctive and carefully selected to be special. Find them in Yachats, Waldport, Newport, Nye Beach, Otter Rock, Depoe Bay, Gleneden Beach, Lincoln Beach, Lincoln City, Neskowin, Pacific City, Tierra Del Mar and Rockaway Beach. Some pet friendly.


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